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Open the publication as pdf Reforming the Working Methods of the UN Security Council:
The Next ACT

Volker Lehmann

In May 2013, some 20 UN member states launched a new initiative to improve the working methods of the UN Security Council. Dubbed ACT, the initiative aims for greater accountability, coherence, and transparency in the Council’s activities. This publication gauges this effort against the backdrop of previous stalled attempts to reform Council working methods and its composition. It concludes that ACT’s modest and seemingly technical proposals cut to the highly-political core issues of who controls representation of member states interests and who controls the reform agenda at the UN.

Perspective FES New York, August 2013

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Read this publicationTowards a Framework of Universal Sustainability Goals as Part of a Post-2015 Agenda

Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives

What comes after the MDGs? The Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspective contributes to the recent debate on a Post-2015 Development Agenda and its fusion with the UN's Sustainability Agenda by suggesting a political framework für global sustainabilty goals. The framework consists of a list of universal goals applying also for the global North, universal principles and values as their basis, a program for a »structural transformation« of the economic system to overcome the exploitation of natural resources and global ecosystems and a monitoring mechanism based on the UPR-system of the UN Human Rights Council.

Perspective, FES Berlin, May 2013

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Open this new publicationTax Havens and the Taxation of Transnational Corporations

Marcus Henn

The methods of transnational corporations to avoid taxes have become more and more sophisticated in recent years. The case of the world’s largest commodity trader, Glencore, illustrates how this massively affects developing countries. Since the news emerged that prominent multinationals such as Starbucks, Apple, Amazon or Google pay virtually no income taxes on their huge international profits, politics is under pressure to act against tax avoidance and tax evasion by multinationals. This analysis provides an overview of their strategies to dodge taxes, for the most part involving tax havens in intra-firm transactions. Henn then discusses various possibilities of effective taxation ranging from higher transparency requirements through country-by-country-reporting to the wider use of withholding taxes, including a system change to “unitary taxation” on a European or even global level.

International Policy Analysis, FES Berlin, June 2013

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Read this publicationTowards a Framework Convention on the Right to Development

Koen de Feyter

On 4 December 1986, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Right to Development. According to the Declaration, the right to development entitles every human person and all peoples to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy development, in which all human rights can be fully realized. The problem of how to realize this resolution and whether a legally binding standard might be useful and politically enforceable, is highly controversial. Koen De Feyter argues for a framework convention on the Right to Development which could complement the current human rights regime with a treaty that goes beyond individual State responsibility and takes inspiration from principles derived from international development efforts, such as mutual accountability, alignment of policies among partner countries, and inclusive partnerships.

International Policy Analysis, FES Geneva, April 2013

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The UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court:
Towards a More Principled Relationship

Lawrence Moss

The UN Security Council's power to refer potential prosecutions to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in situations outside the Court's treaty-based territorial and nationality jurisdiction helps deter the perpetration of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity everywhere in the world. It is unclear if referral to the ICC has had any effect in preventing the commission of further crimes in Darfur or Libya, and referral was no substitute for the Council's
use of other measures to restore peace and security.

FES International Policy Analysis, FES Berlin, March 2012

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Open this new publication G-20 Two Years After the Crisis
Back to Business as Usual?

Detlef J. Kotte

In reaction to the global financial crisis the G20 emerged during 2008/2009 as a new forum regulating the global economy. But after a successful period of cooperative crisis management, the political will to globally coordinate national policies or rather reform the financial system, has abated. While traditional concepts are endangering the sustainable recovery of the global economy, the financial sector is doing »Business as Usual«. A globalized economy cannot be left to the markets alone, but needs a stable and dependable frame of multilaterally agreed rules. And the reform of the currency exchange rate is of special importance here.

International Policy Analysis, FES Berlin, October 2011

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Open this new publication After Copenhagen and before Cancun
India on the Way to a Global Agreement on Energy and Climate Policies

Tobias F. Engelmeier
Isabelle-Jasmin Roth

In the run-up to the Cancun Climate Change Summit, India is holding firm to its position not to accept internationally binding emission targets for fear that they may impede development prospects. However, with its great dependency on the rural agricultural sector, India is one of the most vulnerable societies to climate change and thus has a strong self-interest in a successful continuation of international climate negotiations. In its domestic politics, India is pushing climate-friendly policies with regard to resource use and energy efficiency in order to secure the energy demands of its growing population. Moreover, it is seeking to become a leader in the renewable energy sector, especially regarding solar power generation.

FES Perspective, Berlin, November 2010

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Open this new publication The G-20: A »Global Economic Government« in the Making?

Christoph Pohlmann, Stephan Reichert and
Hubert René Schillinger (eds)

With the next G20 summit coming up in Toronto on June 26-27, the heads of states and governments of the biggest 20 industrialized and emerging countries face the challenge to sustainably reform the global financial and economic system. But can the G20 fulfill these expectations and adapt the role of a "Global Economic Government"? Policy economists Andrew F. Cooper and Eric Helleiner analyze possibilities and limits of the G20 and develop concrete policy options how to further evolve this forum. The second part of the publication gathers short country fact sheets with the role of the G20 being analyzed from G20 member states' point of views.

FES International Policy Analysis, Berlin, June 2010

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Open this new publication Steps Out of the Global Development Crisis:
Towards an Agenda for Change

Jens Martens

The financial and economic crisis of 2008/2009 only reached the developing world with a time lag. At least in parts of the Global South the crisis is having a huge social and economic impact. As a result, the prospects of achieving the internationally agreed developing goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), by 2015 are receding ever more into distance. Therefore, the author argues, there is a need for a comprehensive global action agenda for change in order to combat what he sees as a global development crisis.

FES International Policy Analysis, Berlin, June 2010

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Read the Briefing Paper Why Should the Global Reserve System Be Reformed?

José Antonio Ocampo

The UN Stiglitz Commission, appointed in late 2008 to study the global economic and financial crisis, had among its chief recommendations reforms to the global reserve system. This briefing paper by Commission member José Antonio Ocampo, former Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, argues that – in the long run, a national currency cannot provide the basis for a stable, international monetary system. Ocampo’s briefing outlines fundamental flaws in the current dollar reserve standard – that places undue burdens upon developing countries and creates an unstable international reserve system – while exploring the history, alternative forms and regional strategies toward a new world reserve system.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 1, FES New York, January 2010

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Read the DoG Occasional Paper International Trade in Agriculture and the Right to Food

Olivier De Schutter

Deriving from the Right to Live, the Right to Food guarantees every human being to be free from hunger. Agricultural trade policy can help fulfilling this right, but may also become a hindrance, if conceived in neglect of human rights. States need to respect human rights obligations they have committed to by ratifying the respective Covenants when entering trade agreements. Based on the report of his mission to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Olivier De Schutter calls for a strengthening of the special role of agriculture in trade agreements to ensure their compatibility with the states obligation to fulfill their populations' Right to Food. In conclusion, he shows actual possibilities to reconcile trade policy with human rights requirements.

DoG Occasional Paper No. 46, FES Geneva, November 2009

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Read the Briefing Paper by Severine M. Rugamamu Towards A Socially Responsible and Democratic Global Economic System: Transparency, Accountability and Governance

Christopher Rude and Sara Burke

Beginning in the fall of 2008 under the aegis of the first G20 leaders meeting, national governments, central banks and international financial institutions organized themselves with blinding speed to rescue the global financial system. Unfortunately, reforms to increase transparency and accountability in the governance of these same financial institutions has not proceeded at a similarly urgent pace. This paper proposes principles for strengthening these reform efforts in order to move towards a more socially responsible and democratic global economic system.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 15, FES New York, November 2009

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Read the Briefing Paper by Severine M. Rugamamu Reform of the Security Council - A New Approach?

Alischa Kugel

UN Member States have been discussing reform of the Security Council for decades without major breakthroughs. Opinions around the UN on the new round of negotiations that began in early 2009 are divided. Some Ambassadors call them "historic," while others voice concerns that the discussion will result in years of fruitless talks. This paper takes a close look at these deliberations, drawing upon interviews with UN Member States and the analysis of UN reports. It concludes that the negotiations do provide for a newly forged - albeit still shaky - common ground on which progress can be made.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 12, FES New York, September 2009

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Read the Briefing Paper by Severine M. Rugamamu How to Reform the International Financial System?

Xu Mingqi

With the peak of the financial crisis in the rear window, and the G20 Summit in Pittsburg coming up, Xu Mingqi gives a Chinese perspective on how to reform the international financial system in order to avoid similar future crises. Short from advocating the repudiation of the US Dollar as the key international currency, Xu urges that the key currency should bear responsibility while it enjoys seigniorage.He stresses the importance of an adjustment mechanism for imbalances in international payments and the role of capital controls in stabilizing the international financial market. Xu especially draws the attention on the role of regional monetary cooperation.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 11, FES Shanghai, September 2009

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Read the DoG Occasional Paper Sustainable Global Governance for the 21st century:
The United Nations confronts economic and environmental crises amidst changing geopolitics

Thomas G. Weiss, Tapio Kanninen and Michael K. Busch

Time is running out for the UN to position itself to effectively manage new global challenges, such as the economic and financial crisis, climate change, the food and the energy crisis. To this end this report outlines three main recommendations: for the short term, the report recommends transforming human resource policies and providing financing for UN research; improving policy leadership by the Secretary-General during crises; and the establishment of an independent analytical institution. For the medium term the report suggests improving the UN's own policy planning and research capacities as well as a better division of labor between the UN and other multilateral organizations. Lastly, as a long term goal, the report suggests a major overhaul of the UN system in the form of a second UN Conference on International Organization.

DoG Occasional Paper No. 45, FES New York, August 2009

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Democracy Support: A Fresh Start?

Richard Gowan and Sara Batmanglich

Informed by discussions at an FES/Century Foundation organized international conference on the future of the democratic idea, this paper analyses the challenges of the financial crisis and shifts in global power structures - notably towards China - to democracy support. The paper concludes that the financial crisis creates openings for democracy support and recommends a three track approach to effectively use these opportunities: a direct responds to the crisis targeting particularly the economic vulnerable, specific focus on and support to young democracies and strengthening international organizations.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 10, FES New York, July 2009

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The Comeback of Global Governance.
Ways out of the crisis of multilateral structures

Marc Saxer

After years of crisis, in the face of genuine global problems the climate seems to be changing in favor of global governance. Marc Saxer provides an overview of the major reform initiatives over the past weeks, but also warns against exaggerated optimism. The author identifies the lack of representativeness and effectiveness of multilateral structures along with differing conceptions of global governance among key actors as the main obstacles to overcome the crisis and advocates for a more realistic reform approach for the multilateral architecture. To make good use of the window of opportunity for establishing effective global governance, especially Europeans should accept that not all countries are willing to cede any of their sovereignty, but should rather work to increase the representation of emerging powers in multilateral structures.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 4, FES Berlin, April 2009

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Financing for Development and the Reform of the Financial Architecture: A View from Latin America

Fabiola Mieres

Fabiola Mieres provides a Latin American perspective on development finance and the reform of the global financial architecture, and gives a quick overview of Latin American approaches to fight the financial crisis. She stresses that Latin American countries have to be incorporated in international decision making mechanisms. Furthermore, the author suggests to strengthen regional development banks, to regulate the international financial markets and to give more political space to Latin American countries to design proper public policy so that they can “take the bull by the horns” in fighting the economic crisis and assuring long term development.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 5, FES Berlin, April 2009

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Financing the United Nations

Evamaria Weisser

Fact Sheet, FES New York, March 2009

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The Future of Peacekeeping Operations: Fighting Political Fatigue and Overstretch

Richard Gowan

Drawing from the insights of an international policy debate on peacekeeping overstretch co-organized by FES, Gowan identifies major stresses of the UN and non-UN peacekeeping system. Analyzing the biggest UN (DRC) and NATO (Afghanistan) peace operations, he blames "risk transferral" and mistrust as key obstacles, driving political divergences and operational mismanagement. He proposes five policy options for greater transparency and trust, allowing better peacekeeping strategies, e.g. a head-of-government conference to foster strategic discussion.

Briefing Paper No. 3-2009, FES New York, March 2009

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How to Create Better Financial Regulation & Institutions

Stephany Griffith-Jones

Stephany Griffith-Jones proposes comprehensiveness and counter cyclicality as key principles for financial regulation and new institutional arrangements for reforming the global financial system. On the national level, a financial products safety commission should be established, on the global level, the Bank for International Settlements should be adapted to become a regulator. Further, the author discusses options to regulate bankers’ compensation.

Briefing Paper No. 2-2009, FES New York, March 2009

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Trade and Climate Change. Triggers or Barriers for Climate Friendly Technology Transfer and Development?

Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf / Christiane Gerstetter

To address climate change and the end of fossil fuels successfully, major investments in low carbon technology will be needed to restructure economies to low carbon economies, This process of technological innovation or dissemination of low carbon technologies will largely depend on international trade. This Occasional Paper focuses on how the multilateral trading system can favor or impede the pursuit of climate change goals. It looks at barriers to technology transfer such as intellectual property rights and analyzes the interests of development and industrialized countries behind them. Meyer-Ohlendorf and Gerstetter explore the tensions behind border adjustment measures between “green protectionism” and fears of “carbon leakage.” The authors give practicable policy options to foster technology transfer in a highly complex policy field.

DoG Occasional Paper No. 41, FES Berlin, February 2009

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It's Sink or Adapt : Financing for Climate Change Adaptation

Sarah Ganter

Most developing countries lack financial means and livelihood alternatives to effectively adapt to the consequences of climate change. Sarah Ganter discusses how additional funding can be generated to protect most vulnerable populations and finance long term adaptive measures. The paper focuses on the perspectives of the UNFCCC Adaptation Fund and the feasibility of innovative financing options.

Briefing Paper No. 1-2009, FES Berlin, January 2009

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Gender in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Ulrike Roehr

Fact Sheet No. 1, FES Berlin, January 2009

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The UN, the AU and ECOWAS-
A Triangle for Peace and Security in West Africa?

Titilope Ajayi

With peacekeeping capacities stretched thin and a new dimension of global-regional cooperation evolving e.g. with the UN-AU hybrid mission in Darfur, new questions arise on the relationship between the UN and (sub-) regional organizations. What role should the global, regional and sub-regional level play in security governance? How to use the comparative advantages of each level while ensuring complementarity and maintaining the primacy of the UN? Titilope Ajayi analyses the relationship between UN, OAU/ AU and ECOWAS in West Africa, presents lessons learnt from joint peacekeeping operations and identifies opportunities for further collaboration. The author concludes that the respective roles must be defined in a common framework, while the principle of reciprocity must inform all future UN-AU and UN-ECOWAS collaborations.

Briefing Paper No. 11-2008, FES New York, November 2008

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The Capital Master Plan to Renovate the UN Headquarters

Nancy Schultz and Volker Lehmann

For many years, the ailing UN headquarters in New York has been in need for a complete overhaul. UN member states therefore adopted the so-called Capital Master Plan (CMP) to renovate the complex. This Fact Sheet summarizes the history of the CMP and spells out the logistical, financial, and political challenges of renovating the UN headquarters.

Fact Sheet No. 5, FES New York, October 2008

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Nuclear Non-Proliferation: An Indian Perspective

Rajesh Rajagopalan

Rajagopalan analyses the strategic calculus of Indian nuclear policy, concluding that the US Indian nuclear deal is unlikely to have major impact on India’s nuclear weapons program. He concludes that though the current crisis in the nuclear non-proliferation regime can affect India also, New Delhi has only limited means to tackle the problem. According to Rajagopalan, the key requirement to deal with the crisis in the non-proliferation regime is consensus among the major powers. Without such a consensus, institutional tinkering will be useless and the current nuclear non-proliferation challenges cannot be met.

Briefing Paper No. 10-2008, FES New Delhi, October 2008

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Can the NPT Regime be fixed or should it be abandoned?

Ramesh Thakur, Jane Boulden and Thomas G. Weiss

Nuclear issues are back on the global political agenda. Apart from the day-to-day fire fighting, a more wide-ranging debate on how to tackle nuclear challenges has emerged. With this paper by Professors Ramesh Thakur, Jane Boulden and Thomas G. Weiss, FES wishes to contribute to this debate. The authors conclude provocatively that the NPT has passed its use-by date in world politics, creating a situation of "nuclear apartheid" which confronts the world with a highly precarious and unsustainable balance. They anticipate a post-NPT world of either multiplying nuclear weapons states (NWS) or one without nuclear weapons, and explore a potential role of the United Nations in underpinning, shaping, and transforming nuclear orders.

Occasional Paper 40, FES New York, October 2008

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Viet Nam, Human Rights and Trade Implications of Viet Nam's Accession to the WTO

David Kinley and Hai Nguyen

Kilby and Nghuyen look into the question whether trade liberalization has had an effect on the enjoyment of human rights in Viet Nam. It comes in a time of global increases in food prices. Protests by the poor in dozens of countries have led governments to try to counterbalance market mechanisms. If food prices remain high, most of the achievements that were made in combating poverty worldwide will be turned obsolete. Nguyen and Kilby acknowledge the positive effects trade liberalization on the Vietnamese economy, but argue that the gains have not been equally shared by the whole population of Viet Nam. They claim that poverty remains a crucial problem, especially for rural and vulnerable population groups.

Occasional paper 39, FES Geneva, April 2008

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G8 and "The Other Five": Creating a Constructive Relationship - The Role of Mexico

Jorge Eduardo Navarrete

The G8 Summit in Heiligendamm established a high level dialogue procress between the G8 and the "G5" (Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa). Jorge Navarrete analyses the economic and political shifts in weight that led up to the Heiligendamm 'outreach'. He presents the Mexican outlook on this high level dialogue, and explores Mexico's role towards the G8 and amongst the 'other five'.

Briefing Paper 5-2008, FES Mexico, April 2008

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Towards a Less Imperfect State of the World: The Gulf Between North and South

Ramesh Thakur

Ramesh Thakur gives a tour d'horizon of the challenges in seven key areas of international policy from a Southern perspective. He identifies differences in perceptions and interests towards war, nuclear weapons, the use of force, "humanitarian interventions", human rights, terrorism and climate change. Thakur offers policy options and stresses the importance of the rule of law to overcome North-South divides.

Briefing Paper 4-2008, FES Berlin, April 2008

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The Politics of Responsibility to Protect

Marc Saxer

The intricate process that led up to the appointment of a UN Special Adviser on R2P sheds a light on the political landscape surrounding the concept. Marc Saxer analyses the political environment and the strategies of the main actors in the struggle over this emerging norm. He points out some shortcomings of the concept and offers policy options to move the agenda. Saxer argues that it will be crucial to find a broad international consensus how to tackle mass atrocities in internal conflicts in order to overcome ideological debates that repeatedly block political decision making in cases where timely action is needed.

Dialogue on Globalization Briefing Paper 2-2008, FES Berlin, April 2008

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The Heiligendamm dialogue process : joining forces to meet the challenges of the world economy

Ulrich Benterbusch and Juliane Seifert

Fact Sheet No. 3, FES Berlin, April 2008

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The Future Role of the IMF: Asian Perspectives

Titik Anas & Deni Friawan

Briefing Paper, FES Singapore, February 2008

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Current Problems with the IMF and Challenges Ahead – A Latin American Perspective

Roberto Frenkel

Briefing Paper, FES Berlin, December 2007

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An Agenda for Reform of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jack Boorman

Occasional Paper 38, FES New York, January 2008

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Combating Climate Change: From Kyoto to Bali

Oliver Westerwinter

Fact Sheet, FES New York, November 2007

Fighting drugs and building peace: towards policy coherence between counter-narcotics and peace building

Barnett R. Rubin/ Alexandra Guáqueta

A frequently overlooked feature of the fight against drugs is the linkages between the production of illegal narcotics and the political dynamics in post-conflict countries. Afghanistan and Colombia are cases in point.Post-conflict situations not only attract the cultivation of crops used for the production of illegal drugs. Events in Guinea-Buissau and Haiti illustrate that the same sad logic applies to the international drug mafia's selection of trading "hot spots".It is against this background that a debate has ensued on the policy coherence between the international community's fight against drugs and its parallel efforts to sustain peace in post-conflict countries.

Occasional Paper 37, FES New York, November 2007

Moving Beyond the Privatization Debate
Different Approaches to Financing Water and Electricity in Developing Countries

Daniel Platz and Frank Schroeder

Whether or not to privatize essential services in developing countries has been subject to a long and heated controversy. Platz and Schröder provide a new perspective and try to overcome the ideological tug of war. Rather than asking "who should provide the services", the authors adopt a financing point of view and look at how access to basic utilities for all can be funded in a sustainable manner.

Occasional Paper 34 | 2007, FES New York, September 2007

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The U.N. Counter-Terrorism Committee: An Institutional Analysis

C.S.R. Murty

In his paper, C.S.R. Murty briefly outlines the genealogy of the United Nation's counter terrorism strategies. He analyses the institutional design of the U.N. Counter-Terrorism Committee and describes its policies and activities until today. Finally, he proposes a set of policy recommendations to strengthen the committee beyond its currernt mandate that will end in December 2007.

Briefing Paper 15-2007, FES New York, September 2007

Global Energy Security

India's Energy Security

Leena Srivastava and Riru Mathur

Briefing Paper 14-2007, FES New Delhi, September 2007

Global Energy Security

China's Energy Diplomacy and its Implications
for Global Energy Security

XU Qinhua

XU describes the developments and key challenges in the Chinese energy sector, and presents the main lines of China's energy diplomacy. She analyses the current global energy regime and China's strategies to position itself in it. Finally, she explore the potential benefit of energy diplomacy for sustainable energy development and for the expansion of renewable energies.

Briefing Paper 13-2007, FES Beijing, August 2007

Global Energy Security

Energy Policy in Brazil in the Context of Global Energy Security and Environmental Constraints:
The Case of Electric Power

Luiz Pinguelli Rosa

Briefing Paper 12-2007, FES Sao Paulo, August 2007

Global Energy Security

South African Energy Policy & G8 Petersburg Declaration on Global Energy Security

Hilton Trollip

Briefing Paper 11-2007, FES Johannesburg, August 2007

Global Energy Security

Energy Security in Mexico:
An Evaluation in the Light of St. Petersburg

Rosío Vargas

Briefing paper 10-2007, FES Mexico, July 2007

New Powers for global change?

Brazil as a Regional Player and an Emerging Global Power :
Foreign Policy Strategies and the Impact on the
New International Order

Paulo Roberto de Almeida

Paulo Almeida shows the main lines of Brazilian foreign policy in the current presidency of Luís Inácio Lula da Silva. He discusses the factors that may determine Brazil's potential as an player on the regional and global levels. Almeida argues that Brazil is a relevant player on both levels, exercising leadership on some topics on the multilateral agenda, and lately has been seen as an important player in the future evolution of the world economy, as one of the so-called BRICs.

Briefing paper 9-2007, FES Sao Paulo, July 2007

New Powers for global change?

Indonesia, East Asia and Global Governance

Jusuf Wanandi

Jusuf Wanandi analyses Indonesias role and perspective in the international order. He discusses prospects and limitations of East Asian regionalism and global governance in the wake of a global power shift from an Indonesian perspective. He argues that East Asia should and would like to participate in supporting the global order, its rules, obligations and institutions, but needs to do more.

Briefing paper 8-2007, FES Sao Paulo, July 2007

"ChIndia" and ASEAN : About National Interests, Regional Legitimacy, and Global Challenges

Hans J. Giessmann

Briefing Paper 07- 2007, FES Berlin, May 2007

Some approaches to boosting China's pivotal role in tackling global challenges

Pang Zhongying

Pang Zhongying aims to assess China's engagements, their progress, as well as problems and prospects in global governance. He explores the potential Chinese contribution to tackling global problems by furthering domestic reform, and by strengthening its engagement in governance mechanisms.on the global and regional level. Special attention is given to China's role in global development and in global peacekeeping and peacebuilding. As for the latter, Pang argues for an adjustment in China's traditional strong stance on sovereignty and non-interevention.

Briefing paper 6-2007, FES Beijing, May 2007

Between Paternalism and Hybrid Partnership:
The Emerging UN and Africa Relationship in Peace Operations

Tim Murithi

Briefing Paper 2-2007, FES New York, May 2007

Growth with responsibility in a globalized world : findings of the Shadow G-8

Joseph E. Stiglitz ; Stephany Griffith-Jones

Occasional paper 31 - FES New York, May 2007

New Powers for global change?

India's Role in the Emerging World Order

Ummu Salma Bava

Briefing Paper 4-07, FES New Delhi, March 2007

New Powers for global change?

South Africa at the UN

Stephanie Kage

Fact Sheet N°16 , FES New York, February 2007

Multistakeholder Partnerships – Future Models of Multilateralism?

Jens Martens

FES Occasional Paper N°29, FES Berlin, January 2007

A Priority Agenda for the Next UN Secretary-General

Thomas G. Weiss and Peter J. Hoffman

FES Occasional Paper N°28, FES New York, January 2007

India at the UN

New Powers For global change?

Stephanie Kage

FES Fact Sheet, FES New York, September 2006

New Powers for global change?

Challenges for International Development Cooperation: The Case of China

Katharina Hofmann

FES Briefing Paper 15, FES Berlin, November 2006

New Powers for global change?

Brazil at the UN

Stephanie Kage

FES Fact Sheet N°13, FES NYC, October 2006

United Nations High-Level Dialogue on
International Migration and Development

Isabel Steinweg

FES Fact Sheet N°12, FES NYC, October 2006

New Powers For global change?

China’s Role in the Emerging World Order

Hans J. Giessmann

FES Briefing Paper N°13, FES Beijing, October 2006

New Powers For global change?

Egypt's Foreign Policy in global change -The Egyptian Role in Regional and International Politics

Mohamed Kadry Said

FES Briefing Paper N°11, FES Cairo, October 2006

Getting the Peacebuilding Commission off the Ground:
Including Civil Society.

Vanessa Hawkins Wyeth

FES Briefing Papers, FES New York, September 2006

Setting a Democratic Example:
The challenge of selecting Kofi Annan's successor

Faye Leone and Lene Schumacher

FES Briefing Papers, FES New York, September 2006

New Powers for global change?

India at the UN

Stephanie Kage

FES Fact Sheet, FES New York, September 2006

New Powers For global change?

Mexico - a Reluctant Middle Power?

Olga Pellicer

FES Briefing Papers, FES New York, June 2006

United Nations Democracy Fund

Volker Lehmann

FES Fact Sheet, FES New York, May 2006

Financing the United Nations

Volker Lehmann, Angela MCClellan

FES Fact Sheet, FES New York, April 2006

Better than it has been made out to be -
The UN in the wake of the 2005 World Summit

Jürgen Stetten

FES New York, December 2005

The Future of NGO Participation at the

United Nations after the 2005 World Summit

Jens Martens

FES Briefing Papers, FES Berlin, December 2005

"In Larger Freedom" The Report of the UN Secretary-General
for the Millennium+5 Summit 2005

Jens Martens

FES Briefing Paper, April 2005


The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
An Issues Paper

Gert Rosenthal

Dialogue on Globalization, N° 15 / February 2005

Political Change and the High-Level Panel:
Navigating the Cross-Currents

Jeffrey Laurenti

Report of the UN Millennium Project "Investing in Development"

Jens Martens

FES Briefing Paper February 2005

¿Hacia un mundo más seguro?
Informe del Grupo de Alto Nivel sobre las Amenazas, los Desafíos y el Cambio (UN High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change)

Kevin Ozgercin/Jochen Steinhilber

FES-New York, Feb-05

Em busca de um mundo mais seguro?
Relatório do Grupo de Alto Nível sobre as Ameaças, Desafios e Mudanças

Kevin Ozgercin/Jochen Steinhilber

FES-New York, Feb-05

Toward a More Secure World? The Report of the
High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change

Kevin Ozgercin / Jochen Steinhilber

FES Briefing Paper January 2005

Overcoming the Security Council Reform Impasse.
The Implausible versus the Plausible

Thomas G. Weiss

Dialogue on Globalization, N° 14 / January 2005

Collective Security and the United Nations: The Work of the
High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change

Kevin Ozgercin

FES Briefing Paper September 2004

The Future of Multilateralism after Monterrey and Johannesburg

Jens Martens

Dialogue on Globalization, N° 10 / October 2003

The future of multilateralism after Monterrey and Johannesburg

Jens Martens

Dialogue on Globalization Occasional Paper No. 10, Executive Summary October 2003

Policy Dialogue between the International Labour Organization and the International Financial Institutions:
The Search for Convergence

Katherine A. Hagen

FES-Genf, Oct-03

Globalization and Governance: Bleak Prospects for Sustainability

James N. Rosenau


Europe's Mission: Pushing for a Participative World Order

Ernst-Otto Czempiel